Stephen and Ashlie decide to take a course on basic car maintenance. Anxious to get his hands dirty, Stephen learns a lesson the hard way.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


These tests were perfect.

I like it!!

I'm very happy yo be a part of this community. I hope it will be helpful for my problem in English.

Hello! In the overview, it says: "Stephen learns a lesson the hard way." I am just confused if why did it say "in a" instead of "in the"? Thank you!


If you look up 'hard way' in our online dictionary (at the right hand side of the page) you will see that 'the hard way' is correct.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Please, tell me who sings on 1:40?

the video is not available for me !!!!

Hello Reza,

We are aware of problems that users in some countries (e.g. Iran and China) have in seeing our videos. We're working on finding a solution, but in the meantime have you tried using a different computer or using the 'Can't see video?' box?

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The LearnEnglish Team

hello Adam
thanks for your great kindness. I'm waiting for seeing the videos. I have tried that box but unfortunately it doesn't work for me.

Can I get this lesson(education scene with stephen and Ashlie) in a podcast?